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King University News :: King Photography Students to Showcase Artwork during Art D'Vine Art Show

King College's photography department will showcase the artwork of six of its students, ranging from freshman to senior, during the upcoming Art D'Vine art show in downtown Bristol TN/VA on Dec. 2, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We are excited our students will be exhibiting with the other great regional artists during the Art D'Vine gallery hop, said Tammy Mercure, assistant professor for King's School of Arts Sciences photography program. In addition to being a great networking event, the artists receive feedback on their work and celebrate a job well done.

Art D'Vine, a gallery hop and wine tasting on State Street, is designed to engage the community through exposure to a variety of artistic genres. The public is invited to stroll through participating galleries including Kil'n Time, Benjamin Walls Gallery, 606 State Street Gallery, One of a Kind Gallery, and blowfish emporium. A recent addition to the hop is the One Night Stand Gallery, a temporary gallery set up to showcase the artwork of student's from King College and Virginia Intermont.

We are showcasing several photographers from all different levels, from first semester to last semester seniors, said Mercure. What unites them is their passion for photography and how it expresses their individual, unique visions. One of the students showing will freshman Colton Dickenson and his work from a recent freshman class trip to Washington D.C. Colton, a Bristol native, was taken with the city at night. He produced a series of moody, gritty images of the city while most of its inhabitants were asleep. Mary Mills, a junior and first semester photography student, will show her handwriting project. Having noticed handwriting is quickly becoming a lost art, Mary has taken beautiful, and somewhat abstract, photographs of pen on paper.

The King College students participating in the Art D'Vine gallery hop are Joseph Maye, Lyndsey Keegan, Blake Patrick, Mary Mills, McKay Pruitt, and Colton Dickenson.

For additional information about the Art D'Vine art show contact Tammy Mercure at 423.652.6362 or Chris Stewart, King photography program director, at 423.652.4709.